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Looking for RuneScape’s Venezuelan Gold Farmers

As Venezuela plunges deeper into socio-economic turmoil, young people have turned to RuneScape as a lifeline. In this story, Louis Sanger delves deep into the world of RuneScape and Venezuela’s new trend of digital gold mining for cash.   The icon is an ‘R’ and an ‘S’ stylised to look as if they’ve been carved […]

Inspiration of the week #9: Alejandro Cegarra

Every week we will be sharing an inspirational figure from Latin America, someone who we think you deserve to know about. Our aim is to spread the creativity and passion for their subject and hopefully inspire you as well ! This week we chose the Venezuelan photographer Alejandro Cegarra.    Born in Caracas, Veneuzela, photographer Alejandro Cegarra […]

Raindance Film Festival Holds 27th Edition in London

Bristolatino’s editor-in-chief Isaac Norris gives a quick overview of Raindance, an upcoming film festival taking place in London.   London’s largest independent film festival, Raindance, kicks off this week for what is set to be a smashing year, showcasing a carefully-curated selection of trailblazing cinematic ventures. Conveniently situated in the centre of the bustling city, ardent cinephiles […]

Latin American Women in the music industry at London’s FLAWA festival

FLAWA festival seeks to promote the visibility of Latin American women in the UK arts scene and beyond. Last week at FLAWA’s panel discussion, the spotlight was on women in the music industry. BristoLatino’s Rebecca Wilson reports. Female Latin American musicians are underrepresented in the UK. This was the first statement made at FLAWA‘s Women in Music […]

History, Memory and Politics in Venezuela: A Talk By Inés Quintero

  Inés Quintero, one of the leading historians in Venezuela, a Professor at the Universidad Central de Venezuela and a visiting Benjamin Meaker Fellow at the University of Bristol gave a talk about the political use of history in contemporary Venezuela which Bristolatino editor Zara Huband attended. Quintero was joined by a panel of experts in the […]

Venezuela’s ‘vertical slum’ offers communion amidst austerity

How did the Centro Financiero Confinanzas skyscraper in downtown Caracas become “the Tower of David”, the world’s tallest squat? Isaac Norris explores the human significance of the building. Ranked the least safe country in the world, where just 12% of citizens feel secure enough to walk alone at night and a lowly 14% have confidence in […]

New collection Crude Words brings Venezuelan stories to English readers

BristoLatino Art editor Helen Brown talks to Katie Brown, co-editor of Crude Words, about Venezuela’s long-ignored literary tradition. Crude Words is a collection of contemporary writing from Venezuela, broadcasting the fruits of Venezuela’s literary boom to an international audience as the country struggles through social and economic trauma. The five different sections: The Art of […]